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How books helped one US Supreme Court justice overcome a tough childhood

US Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor says books helped her escape a tough childhood. In a speech to students at Stanford University, she recounted the period just after the passing of her father. 99 more words

Are Puerto Ricans Really American Citizens?

In a recent poll, 41 percent of respondents said they did not believe that Puerto Ricans were U.S. citizens, and 15 percent were not sure. 1,207 more words

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No Place of Justice for the Masses

As an American who absorbed the civic lessons about the government – its three branches which were put in place by the framers of the Constitution to insure that our government would be a democracy of the highest order – I grew up thinking that when all failed for people who were looking for justice, there would always be the… 794 more words

Supreme Court Axes Laches: Major Change, But Modest Impact

Today on IPcopy we have a summary courtesy of Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C. of a significant patent decision in the U.S. Supreme Court ( 1,270 more words


US Supreme Court blocks Arkansas from multiple executions.

The US Supreme Court has concluded a dramatic day of legal debate over Arkansas’ unprecedented plan to execute eight prisoners in just 11 days.

The Supreme Court declined to permit the state to go ahead with Monday night’s scheduled executions, in what amounted to a major victory for the condemned inmates’ lawyers and anti-death penalty campaigners. 718 more words

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US Supreme Court, with Neil Gorsuch, set to hear church-state case - fox6now.com

WASHINGTON — Justice Neil Gorsuch’s first week on the Supreme Court bench features an important case about the separation of church and state that has its roots on a Midwestern church playground. 62 more words